You can see some of the systemic flaws on the device, here:
But there are others, so many of them are cropping up that any list gets outdated fast.
Either the positive reviews are plants, or the users are really dumb. Probably the latter because you have to be dumb to even think about using a malware, bug ridden OS like Android.
Ah, you don't know about the positive bias my friend.
This Kindle is 50% *****, 32% *** or below, bear in mind that at ***s you have people returning the device.
A full 13% are *. At 1 * mostly ALL return the device.
To have any kind of comparision, the K3 was 72% *****, only 10.8% *** or below, only 3.8% 1 *.
And if you READ the reviews, it gets worse - there are a LOT of systematic issues with the device.
So who's the troll now? I KNOW what I am talking about. 13-20% returns looking you in the face. That's easily 0.5-1 million devices being returned.
The Fire's hardware is unimpressive to say the least.
I give a big hardware advantage to Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet over the Kindle Fire.
Nook has a built in "home" button-portal as well as volume controls on the side of the tablet.
The Fire does not have a built in home button or volume control. They are built into the Fire screen interface which takes more effort to locate and operate.
I like the fact that the Nook has a SD card slot for downloading photos, movies, music, etc which the Fire lacks. Nook also has HD video quality with non-glare screen, faster speed (RAM), and larger storage capacity.
Everyone keeps talking about the Fire's big advantage with multi-media ( movies, music, apps) since they have Amazon Prime.
Nook has Netflix, Pandora Internet Radio, and Hulu but lacks Amazon Prime with their large media library. Oh well.
While it is true that some will buy these 7 inch tablets for their multi-media capabilities, the vast majority will likely use them for e-reading and accessing the internet with a cheaper WiFi connection instead of buying another $30 dollar data plan.
Nook has an advantage over the Fire with their large online library. They also have a better children's book selection.
With the Nook Tablet, tech support is located at the store.
I'm confident there is a large market for the 7 inch tablet.
They are much easier to carry around on bus, train, bus, reading in bed compared (yeah... lots of people read there) to the larger 9-10 inch tablets which are more $$$ expensive and clunky.